Cannes 2011: Trailer, Photos and More from Michel Hazanavicius’s Stunning ‘The Artist’

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The Weinsteins were quick to jump out early enough at the Cannes market to pick up Michel Hazanavicius’s black and white silent film The Artist, and with good reason. The film looks and sounds incredible and has already received glowing reviews. The movie was originally announced as an Out-Of-Competition screening at the film fest but was later moved to the competition line-up. Since some photos and a trailer have emerged which you can see below.

Hazanavicius (OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies) set his film in Hollywood between 1927 and 1931, during the transition from silent film to sound, following a story of a silent movie star whose career goes downhill when the talkies are invented. The director brought his cinematographer and his regular stars, Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, all the way to Los Angeles to shoot the movie and also hired American actors John Goodman and James Cromwell for supporting roles. Apprently he also filmed at classic Hollywood locations, including Mary Pickford’s house on Fremont Place, the Wilshire-Ebell Theatre, the Bradbury Building, and the backlots at Paramount, Warner Bros. and Red Studio in the heart of old Hollywood.

Here’s how sales agents describes the film:
Starring Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, Missi Pyle, James Cromwell and more, the film tells the story of a silent actor at the twilight of his career as the talkies begin to take center stage. Check out the trailer below for a glimpse of how they pull it off and check out our Cannes Preview for more on the films premiering at this year’s fest.

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